Vocal Arts Ensemble
Ann Arbor
Concert Schedule 2018-2019


Saturday, June 1, 2019 7:00 pm

We close our year with an assortment of madrigals, motets, uptempo swing tunes, spirituals and ballads, celebrating the musical gems of this season and seasons past. 
This concert is free, with all donations going to the Children's Creative Center to help sustain its summer programming.  Genesis Sanctuary, 2309 Packard, Ann Arbor.   

Genesis of Ann Arbor

2309 Packard Street
Ann Arbor, MI 
Prior Concerts from this Season

O Sacrum
​Cathedral Concert in Detroit

Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00 pm

The luminous and numinous meet at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Detroit, where VAE will perform a diverse program of European Masters and American spiritual texts.  Tallis, Pergolesi, Sweelinck, Purcell will join heavenly hands with Carol Barnett's American Thanksgiving and other settings of the Sacred Harp. Our program will also include Messaien's haunting O Sacrum Convivium, as well as Steven Stucky's Three Motets.   Learn more >​​


Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament

9844 Woodward Ave 
Detroit, MI 48202​

By the Numbers

Sunday March 10, 2019  5:00 - 8:00PM

We return to the Ark for our annual cabaret, this time featuring numbers about numbers. A great mix of standards, less familiar gems and fresh arrangements--as well as food and good cheer--figured to make this a not-to-be-missed event.


The Ark

316 S Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

American Praise, Prairie and Thanksgiving: Boston and Beyond

Sunday October 21, 2018  4:00PM

Great American composers and the pilgrim spirit come alive in our opening concert of the season. From Steven Stucky’s richly textured Three New Motets to Carol Barnett’s inspired settings of early Boston hymns to Ernst Bacon’s rarely heard Three American Songs; from Irving Fine’s sassy Choral New Yorker to Argento’s A Thanksgiving to God for His House, this concert explores Faith, Thanksgiving, Praise and the stretch of America as imagined by composers of great craft.

St. Andrews Church

306 N Division St,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Wonder and Merriment

Sunday December 16, 2018  4:00PM

Our Christmas concert features seasonal and sacred music from across the choral spectrum, including motets of Byrd, Palestrina, Sweelinck, Bach, Britten and Corigliano. Also featured will be the splendid Magnificat by Durante (misattributed to Pergolesi), as well as carols both familiar and un. This concert is a perfect way to experience the good cheer, quiet reflection and spiritual power of the year’s close.

As usual, a hearty reception will follow!  

Genesis of Ann Arbor

2309 Packard St,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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